A postdoctoral position with competitive salary and benefits is available in Dr. Xinghui Sun's laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in the pathogenesis of obesity, fatty liver disease, and atherosclerosis. A variety of experimental approaches including state-of-the-art cellular and molecular techniques, multi-omics profiling, and mouse phenotyping are employed to identify the key mechanisms underlying vascular dysfunction of these complex diseases. For more information about Sun lab, please visit the website: https://biochem.unl.edu/xinghuisun.
This is a non-tenure NIH-funded position. The position will be available from August 2021. Sun lab welcomes and strongly support scientists with diverse backgrounds who are energetic and highly motivated for career advancement.
Recognizing that diversity within a context of inclusivity enhances creativity, innovation, impact, and a sense of belonging, the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) and Biochemistry are committed to creating learning, research, extension programming, and work environments that are inclusive of human diversity. We actively encourage applications from and nominations of individuals from underrepresented groups.
Sun laboratory is located within the Department of Biochemistry. The current faculty members in the department work on high-impact research projects related to areas such as metabolism and metabolic engineering, molecular mechanisms of disease, plant science, and structure biology. This provides an outstanding cross-disciplinary research environment that contributes to highly successful, nationally and internationally recognized research programs. Sun lab interacts with other PIs within the department, at the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (http://cehs.unl.edu/npod/), and at University of Nebraska Medical Center (about 60 min drive) to create an excellent research environment.
The university is located in Lincoln, the capital city of U.S. state Nebraska. Lincoln boasts an outstanding quality of life that includes fine culinary and artistic treasures, a live music scene and numerous parks, golf courses and bike trails. Lincoln ranked #9 best places to live in U.S. by Livability.com in 2019. To learn more about Lincoln, visit https://www.unl.edu/lincoln/about-lincoln.
The University of Nebraska‐Lincoln is an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Candidates must have a PhD degree in physiology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences or related disciplines, and have strong background in cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques and small animal model systems. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.
Previous training and experiences in one or more of the following research areas are preferred: 1) fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis; 2) multi-omics approaches, bioinformatics and computational biology; 3) mitochondrial homeostasis; 4) protein posttranslational modifications such as neddylation in diseases; and 5) long noncoding RNAs.
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 72888
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